Classes for the Fall 2015 semester of the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra will begin on September 9. The full calendar, including days without class, can be seen here.
Sarah Medwick won fourth place in Black and White Photography at the National Junior/Senior Beta Club Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, representing LeBlanc Middle School.
Andrew Wang and Conner Breaux won first and third place respectively in the 5-6 grade level at the LMTA district piano rally, a competition consisting of a written test, sight reading, keyboard musicianship, and the performance of three pieces from memory.
Katie Evans, the instructor of the Pat Chafin String Ensemble and the Chafin Concert Strings Orchestra, is completing her second music education degree at McNeese. She is also currently teaching strings orchestra classes at Oak Park Middle School.
Arthur Odenheimer was selected for both District V Honor Band and the All American Band, based in New York City. He will also be performing with the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall
Thomas Odenheimer was selected for both District V Honor Band and All State Band.
Danley Romero has performed in multiple capacities recently: he performed at the Ethel Precht Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast, and with the Children’s Theatre Company for a production of the stage play Oz.
Rock Raizer Foundation Donation
The Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra would like to formally and publically thank the Rock Raizer Foundation for their generous contribution (through Dave Evans, owner of Luna's Bar and Grill). Without them, and other sponsors like them, it would be impossible for the FGBYO to continue offering the students of the Lake Area musical and educational opportunities. The Rock Raizer Foundation is based in Austin, Texas and can be found online at www.rockraizer.org.